Egypt's "The Square" wins top IDA Documentary Award


PanARMENIAN.Net - Jehane Noujaim’s film about Egyptian activists battling the establishment, The Square scored the Best Feature trophy tonight at the 29th annual IDA Documentary Awards, three days after it made the Oscar shortlist, Deadline said.

The film, which also is up for a Spirit Award, is the first documentary picked up by Netflix.

Other winners announced at the ceremony hosted by Paul Provenza at DGA headquarters in Los Angeles included Slomo for Best Short, PBS’ Independent Lens for Best Continuing Series and CNN’s Morgan Spurlock-hosted Inside Man for Best Limited Series.

Alex Gibney, who won an Oscar for Taxi To The Dark Side and was nominated for Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room, received a Career Achievement Award.

Related links:
 Top stories
He explained that the genesis of the show dates back six years when he moved to Los Angeles and hired Sona Movsesian as his assistance.
The archeology team from Istanbul University has been carrying out excavations to unearth artefacts from the Urartian Kingdom.
The visit is a first to the country for both and O’Brien’s broadcast will be the first by a host of an American late-night show from the nation.
Some of the many artists on exhibit include Kevork Mourad and three generations of Elibekian family painters.
Partner news